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What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is used when a patient is missing a tooth or multiple teeth. Dental implants function and look exactly like a natural tooth. A dental implant is a great option for people who want a tooth replacement that is convenient and permanent.

A dental implant is made up of 3 different components:

  1. A Post
  2. An Abutment
  3. A Crown

The post is implanted into the cavity where the root of your tooth would be. Your gums will then heal around the post, making it part of your mouth. After your gums have healed, we attach the abutment. This will act as a joiner between the post and the crown. We then attach the crown to the abutment. A crown is a very realistic looking false tooth. We will match the crown to the rest of your teeth in size, shape, and color.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

There are many benefits to dental implants when compared to other tooth replacement options such as dentures. They have many benefits compared to the alternative of leaving your tooth open and missing, without protection. Some of the benefits include:

  • They are the next best thing to natural healthy teeth.
  • They are built to last. If you take care of them, they will last you a lifetime.
  • You can retain your natural face shape and smile.
  • You can enjoy life and not have to worry about your teeth.
  • You can clean them just like your natural teeth.
  • You don’t have to worry about removing them to eat or sleep.
  • They protect your healthy bone by closing up the empty spaces in your mouth so that germs and disease wont make its way in.
  • You don’t have to worry about your speech being effecting, or the teeth sliding out of place.
  • And much more!